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The Resource The girl who reads on the métro, Christine Féret-Fleury ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz

The girl who reads on the métro, Christine Féret-Fleury ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz

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The girl who reads on the métro
Title
The girl who reads on the métro
Statement of responsibility
Christine Féret-Fleury ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In the vein of Amélie and The Little Paris Bookshop, a modern fairytale about a French woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets a reclusive bookseller and his young daughter. Juliette leads a perfectly ordinary life in Paris, working a slow office job, dating a string of not-quite-right men, and fighting off melancholy. The only bright spots in her day are her métro rides across the city and the stories she dreams up about the strangers reading books across from her: the old lady, the math student, the amateur ornithologist, the woman in love, the girl who always tears up at page 247. One morning, avoiding the office for as long as she can, Juliette finds herself on a new block, in front of a rusty gate wedged open with a book. Unable to resist, Juliette walks through, into the bizarre and enchanting lives of Soliman and his young daughter, Zaide. Before she realizes entirely what is happening, Juliette agrees to become a passeur, Soliman's name for the booksellers he hires to take stacks of used books out of his store and into the world, using their imagination and intuition to match books with readers. Suddenly, Juliette's daydreaming becomes her reality, and when Soliman asks her to move in to their store to take care of Zaide while he goes away, she has to decide if she is ready to throw herself headfirst into this new life. Big-hearted, funny, and gloriously zany, The Girl Who Reads on the Métro is a delayed coming-of-age story about a young woman who dares to change her life, and a celebration of the power of books to unite us all"--
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Feret-Fleury, Christine
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PQ2666.E6927
LC item number
F5513 2019
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Schwartz, Ros
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  • Books and reading
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Paris (France)
  • FICTION / Women
  • FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Books and reading
  • Booksellers and bookselling
  • Paris (France)
Label
The girl who reads on the métro, Christine Féret-Fleury ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz
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Copyright
Note
"Originally published in France in 2017 as La Fille qui lisait dans le métro by Editions Denoël"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-175)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1110656567
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781250315427
Lccn
2019032722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1110656567
Label
The girl who reads on the métro, Christine Féret-Fleury ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in France in 2017 as La Fille qui lisait dans le métro by Editions Denoël"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-175)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1110656567
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9781250315427
Lccn
2019032722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1110656567

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